Mischa Barton and Lisa Bloom discuss revenge porn case at the conference held on March 15, 2017.
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Mischa Barton is the latest victim of revenge porn. A video tape that a person whom she did not name but whom she said loved and trusted made, without her consent, had made her “worst nightmare” come true. Now, that the unnamed person is allegedly trying to sell it, the actress has taken legal action to try and prevent that.

Yesterday, Mischa Barton and her lawyer, Lisa Bloom, held a press conference, in which they revealed that the 31-year-old actress has been blackmailed with a video recording of something she thought happened behind closed doors. A revenge porn tape is out there.

Barton started by saying she wanted to come out with this before any leakage of the video might occur. “My absolute worst fear was realized”, the actress stated. “I learned that someone I thought I loved and trusted was filming my most intimate and private moments, without my consent, with hidden cameras”, she continued.

Barton explained that she decided to come forward about what she describes as “a horrific experience” in hopes of inspiring other women who might go through this to prevent similar situations, or to be brave enough to fight for their right to privacy. And, of course, last but not least, for stopping the release of her own video.

Then, attorney Lisa Bloom took over, explaining that the conduct of the person in possession of the tape is “disgusting”, it is considered a form of sexual assault and it has a name: revenge pornography.

“I have a message for anyone who attempts to traffic in these photos or videos of Ms. Barton: we will find you, and we will come after you”, Bloom concluded.

Barton obtained a restraining order against the man who was considered a prime suspect in the case. Moreover, the Court issued an order that he “cannot sell, distribute, give away, or show any naked pictures or videos of any type of Mischa Barton.”

According to Bloom, who answered questions at the end of the conference, the relationship between Barton and the man, whose identity is withhold, was brief and took place sometime last year.

Mischa Barton has had a rough 2017 so far. In late January, she was admitted to the hospital for mental evaluation, after neighbors alerted the cops about her erratic behavior. She later revealed she had been drugged with GHB, a substance also known as rape drug. “This is a lesson to all young women out there, be aware of your surroundings”, she said at the time.